Publisher: 6th Dec 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Shari Jones needs to get a life. Preferably someone else’s.
Single, homeless and jobless, Indo-American Shari agrees to her best friend’s whacky scheme: travel to Mumbai, pose as Amrita, and ditch the fiancé her traditional Indian parents have chosen. Simple. Until she’s mistaken for a famous Bollywood actress, stalked by a Lone Ranger wannabe, courted by an English lord, and busted by the blackmailing fiancé.
Life is less complicated in New York.
Or so she thinks, until the entourage of crazies follows her to the Big Apple and that’s when the fun really begins. Shari deals with a blossoming romance, an addiction to Indian food and her first movie role, while secretly craving another trip to the mystical land responsible for sparking her new lease on life. Returning to her Indian birthplace, she has an epiphany. Maybe the happily-ever-after of her dreams isn’t so far away?
Busted in Bollywood was everything I could hope for in a romance novel! It was cute, funny, and the characters were exceptionally charming.
Nicola Marsh tells the story in a way that you feel like you actually KNOW main character Shari and her best friend Rita. Before long, their crazy scheme to send Shari across the world to India to pose as Rita to get out of an arranged marriage almost seems like a good idea. Once Shari makes it to India, the laughs begin.
Having married into an Indian family myself, Nicola Marsh is spot-on with her descriptions of the food and culture. Many times I found myself laughing out loud and reading passages to my husband because this has actually happened to us - including when poor (pretend aunt) Anjali's sari comes unwrapped leaving her naked in public. This is one of those things that we witnessed personally at an Indian wedding the weekend I read this book!
Another thing Nicola Marsh highlights throught the novel is the food. She vividly describes in detail several traditional Indian dishes and desserts. The food is just as amazing as she describes and left me hungry at the end of each chapter.
The one description of this book that read "Sex and the City" meets "Eat, Pray, Love" was so true. Only Nicola Marsh weaves in so much humor and culture. The romance and chemistry between Shari and Drew is amazing and you are rooting for them the whole book, despite Shari seeming to have the worst luck ever. Their story remains unpredictable throughtout and I was very pleased with the ending. It was such a good story that I would love to see Nicola re-visit them in another book somehow!!
Any fans of romantic comedy novels will find Nicola Marsh's Busted in Bollywood a must-buy!!